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Iraqi Anger Rises as Militants Attack Mosul’s Cultural History

published about 2 hours ago
Iraqi Anger Rises as Militants Attack Mosul’s Cultural History
Sunni extremists in Mosul have deemed historic sites, including tombs and shrines, heretical under Islamic law and have destroyed or plan to destroy them, leaving residents to mourn.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Rwanda’s Unfinished Miracle

published about 5 hours ago
President Paul Kagame must set the country on a path that leads to a democratic transition.

Israeli Shells Said to Hit School in Gaza, Killing 15

published about 8 hours ago
The United Nations-run school was serving as a shelter for Palestinians fleeing attacks in other parts of Gaza.

World Briefing: Sierra Leone: Leading Doctor Dies of Ebola

published about 12 hours ago
The doctor leading Sierra Leone’s fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus on Tuesday, the country’s chief medical officer said.

World Briefing: Syria: Rebels Explode Tunnels Under Aleppo

published about 12 hours ago
Insurgents fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad detonated bomb-packed tunnels under buildings in the contested northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday, killing at least 13 soldiers and pro-government militiamen.